Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

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Postby JSM on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:20 pm

^ He'd make more money coaching, either back at University of Memphis or maybe some NBA team will get him as an assistant.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby therealdeal on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:23 pm

If he gets bought out he can come back here as a coach and take Snyder's place. Or Brown's for that matter. :man12:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby TT24 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:23 pm

bruddahmanmatt wrote:I don't even see him finding a vet. min. gig at this point in his career. If I'm Luke I refuse to accept a buyout.

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:00 pm

He'll ride the pine, get traded at the deadline, and retire at the end of next season.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby LakerFan1235 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:28 pm

casspi too? I definitely thought that guy could play in the NBA.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:14 am

This is what we lack today. Luke's dominance. He could have help us today. 7 points. We needed that against the Grizzlies.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Psychobroker on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:25 pm

V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.


Too bad his off-court IQ was so low that he didn't keep his shooting coach.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby karacha on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:00 pm

^

I agree. He worked with the coach (which helped him immensely), then realized bricking shots and hitting the side of the board is way more fun.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby gcclaker on Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:23 pm

Psychobroker wrote:
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.

Too bad his off-court IQ was so low that he didn't keep his shooting coach.

Didn't that also coincide with the new ball The League was testing at the time? Walton shot and played so well that I do recall some poster even had a Rick Fox or Luke Walton poll in LD.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:23 pm

Luke had a better game than Steve Blake had all this month tonight. :man11:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby DanielBeltz24 on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:39 pm

Luke is balling, had the best +/- on the team with -5. Let the white LeBron play :man9:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby LTLakerFan on Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:56 pm

gcclaker wrote:
Psychobroker wrote:
V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.

Too bad his off-court IQ was so low that he didn't keep his shooting coach.

Didn't that also coincide with the new ball The League was testing at the time? Walton shot and played so well that I do recall some poster even had a Rick Fox or Luke Walton poll in LD.


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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby gcclaker on Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:56 pm

^it's Ok...we all get crazy sometimes. :man1:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby BDG on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:46 pm

Took a glance at Knicks-Cavs and seriously saw Luke just airball a baseline three by a good four feet. Literally four feet.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:57 pm

BDG wrote:Took a glance at Knicks-Cavs and seriously saw Luke just airball a baseline three by a good four feet. Literally four feet.


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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:11 pm

Can't blame that on the defense.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby JSM on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:15 pm

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What do Cavs do with Luke Walton's expiring contract this season?


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Good question. I've heard they already made an offer to buy him out, but he declined. They may just eat the deal. He's a nice guy, and a highly intelligent player, but he can barely move these days.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:32 pm

HIs brain needs a new body. Maybe Gerald Green and Nick Young are available? They're both bodies without brains.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:50 am

LOL at he's a nice guy....

Definitely worth paying that last season of that ridiculous salary.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Kou on Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:33 am

Like Luke was going to accept a buyout, no team is going to pick him up, may as well milk that last 5 million.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Balance&Options24 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:08 pm

Fans might have thought the Cavs were just trying to pump Luke Walton’s trade value when Byron Scott said recently that Walton was the biggest surprise of camp. But the Cavs truly believe it. Walton believes a combination of yoga, pilates and strength training over the summer left his back feeling better than it has in years. He dealt with a minor hamstring issue recently, but appears healthy and moving well. Akron Beacon Journal


Walton will probably make this team, and not just because the Cavs owe him $6 million. He obviously isn’t part of their long-term plans, but his expiring contract could be a nice chip at the trade deadline — particularly since the tax penalties will increase significantly for teams over the cap beginning with the 2013-14 season. Akron Beacon Journal


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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby therealdeal on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:45 pm

:man10:

Can anyone say contract year?
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Legendary on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:17 pm

LakerFan1235 wrote:casspi too? I definitely thought that guy could play in the NBA.


Here's my favorite Casspi moment, the angry fist-pump at the 1:04 mark...he was pissed. :man10:

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Phil XI on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:29 pm

If Phil comes back, would you trade Duhon + Clark for Luke. Not to play any meaningful time but to add another experienced Triangle vet to practice for the 2nd squad. Only Kobe and Pau are experts. Ron in his 2 yrs barely had it down and Blake only got 1 year in it.
No experience: Dwight, Nash, Hill, Jamison, Meeks, Ebanks, Sacre, Morris, DJO.

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Finwë on Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Phil XI wrote:If Phil comes back, would you trade Duhon + Clark for Luke. Not to play any meaningful time but to add another experienced Triangle vet to practice for the 2nd squad. Only Kobe and Pau are experts. Ron in his 2 yrs barely had it down and Blake only got 1 year in it.
No experience: Dwight, Nash, Hill, Jamison, Meeks, Ebanks, Sacre, Morris, DJO.

Luke for Duhon/Clark?

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